Grand Theft Auto 3 (2001)
"Grand Theft Auto III" (original title)

Video Game  -  Action | Comedy | Crime  -  23 October 2001 (USA)
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A young bank robber escapes from police custody and works his way up through the mafia ladder of crime-ridden Liberty City, USA.



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Cast overview, first billed only:
Salvatore Leone (voice)
Luigi Goterelli (voice)
Toni Cipriani (voice)
Joey Leone (voice)
Maria Leone (voice)
Donald Love (voice)
Ray Machowski (voice)
The Guru ...
8-Ball (voice)
Lianna Pai ...
Asuka Kasen (voice)
Les J.N. Mau ...
Kenji Kasen (voice)
Cynthia Farrell ...
Catalina (voice)
Momma Cipriani (voice)
Miguel (voice)
Chris Phillips ...
El Burro / Marty Chonks (voice)
Hunter Platin ...
Phil Cassidy / Curly Bob / Chico (voice)


Liberty City, USA. The worst place in America. You've been betrayed and left for dead. Now you're taking revenge, unless the city gets you first. Mob bosses need a favor, crooked copes need help and street gangs want you dead. You'll have to rob, steal and kill just to stay out of serious trouble. Anything can happen out there. Written by Anonymous

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Welcome to Liberty City - The worst place to live in America. See more »


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23 October 2001 (USA)  »

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Pretty Good Fun
7 January 2005 | by (Liverpool, England) – See all my reviews

I was introduced to Grand Theft Auto III a short while ago, and soon, completed it. I found it fun; a star above the rest. You were allowed freedom, a choice in which path to take. It was great.

Surrounding the game, however, was a massive wave of controversy. I, quite frankly, do not see why. Compared to more recent efforts like "The Getaway" this was nothing. There were a couple of drug-references and a lot of violence, but other than that, this game was not all that bad. I wouldn't say it's one of the greatest games ever, but it's pretty fun for a while. The main reason I loved it so much though was the voices, including Michael Rappaport and Michael Madsen. A fun, entertaining tongue-in-cheek game, Grand theft Auto is likely to be your cup of tea.

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